Top Photo: Before the StB could begin their plan to try to recruit me, they first had to ascertain I wasn’t working as an American spy. On the day of June 29, 1989, they organized a day-long surveillance operation that included snapping these sinister-looking images of me (right) and my then-Czech translator, Arnold. Source: Surveillance Directorate of the SNB – Operative Files, arch. no. SL-2520 MV (cover name “Inter”)

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